Motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country made their way to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington this weekend to take part in the Honda AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.
The annual gathering is one of the largest in the world for motorcycle collectors, vendors and patrons, taking place from July 5-7. Multiple forms of racing disciplines were held on the 2.4 mile road course, along with motocross, hare scrambles, pit bikes and trials. Attendees were also entertained by live music, merchandise displays, a swap meet over 1,000 vendors strong, and other attractions, such as the American Motor Drome Wall of Death.
Honda's legendary 1969 CB750 was celebrated for it’s 50th anniversary along with the 40th anniversary of the six-cylinder CBX and the 60th anniversary of Honda Motor Company’s presence in America. Three-time AMA Grand National Champion and AMA Superbike Champion Bubba Shobert served as Grand Marshal of the event. Shobert is a longtime factory Honda rider and one of the winningest racers in professional motorcycle competition.
A bike show, hosted by Old Bike Barn founder Bear Haughton, was held on Saturday with dozens of incredible vintage bikes and their owners earning awards. The OH.Report caught up with Bear and Grand Marshal winner Rob Wilhelm to discuss the art of building vintage bikes.